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Dec 29, 2021

Mapmaker Biography: Franz Hogenberg (1535 - 1590)

  Franz Hogenberg, another of the preeminent cartographers of the sixteenth century, was born in the prosperous Belg...

Dec 24, 2021

Mapmaker Biography: Georg Braun (1541 - 1622)

 Cologne, Germany  circa 1572 from Civitates Orbis Terrarum  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­George Braun was born in Cologne and lived...

Dec 19, 2021

Mapmaker Biography: Abraham Ortelius (1528 - 1598)

    Abraham Ortelius is among the best known European cartographers of the 16th century. Indeed, he and Gerard Merca...

Dec 14, 2021

Map Maker Biography: Gerard Mercator (1512 - 1594)

Gerard Mercator (1512 – 1594) The name Mercator is well known around the world. Most people who know this name assoc...

Dec 6, 2021

Map Maker Biography: Gerard de Jode (1508 - 1591)

Gerard de Jode  Gerard de Jode, one of the pre-eminent sixteenth century mapmakers, was born in the ancient Dutch ci...

Dec 6, 2021

Map Maker Biography: Girolamo Ruscelli (1500 - 1566)

     Girolamo Ruscelli  Girolamo Ruscelli was an important Italian sixteenth century cartographer who was also a hum...

Oct 25, 2021

Map Maker Biography: Sebastian Münster (1488 - 1552)

Sebastian Münster ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Education Sebastian Münster (1488 – 1552), a German cartographer, cosmographer an...

Oct 25, 2021

Map Maker Biography: Peter Apian (1495 – 1552)

Peter Apian Peter Apian (1495 – 1552) born Peter Bienewitz and also known as Petrus Apianus, was one of four sons bo...

Oct 25, 2021

Map Maker Biography: Giacomo Gastaldi (1500 – 1566)

Image Source: Library of Congress Giacomo Gastaldi Giacomo Gastaldi (1500 – 1566) was an important Italian cartograp...

Jun 1, 2021

I have an Antique Map to Sell. What Are My Options?

About a few times a week we get a phone call or an email from someone who has maps, prints, atlases, globes, or other...

Jun 1, 2021

Top 10 Questions on Buying, Owning, and Selling Antique Maps

As professional antique map and print dealers, we get a lot of questions about maps on a weekly basis. Some are quit...
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